16 INCH TURQUOISE HEISHI NECKLACE BY FRANK ORTIZ
This delicate natural turquoise Heishi necklace is handcrafted by Frank Ortiz of the San Felipe Pueblo in New Mexico. This ancient process of jewelry-making involves slicing the raw material into tiny slices, drilling holes, stringing the slices, grinding the strand by hand on a stone wheel, and finally sanding and polishing gradually. The final product of smooth, tiny beads is strung on a piece of sinew to create an airy, bright, and precious necklace, with unique variations in each stone and strand.
- Handmade in New Mexico
- Natural turquoise on sinew with sterling silver clasp
- 16 inches long
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